UK DJ duo Lord Fader and Kaiser Saucy, otherwise known as The Loose Cannons, are coming to Sydney this month to play at 360, a mixed dance party happening on the Easter long weekend at Fox Studios.
Their musical style has been described as a combination of squelchy, buzz-saw bass lines, funk, rare bootlegs and electro-tinged house. Speaking to Sydney Star Observer, Lord Fader (pictured right) described it as raucous, cludge-tickling dirt poetry with a demolished electro house twist.
Unlike most DJs who spend their performances standing behind turntables, The Loose Cannons spend their time jumping around the stage and interacting with their eight-piece band, sometimes breaking equipment (and bones) in the process.
Fader once broke his thumb during some on-stage antics at a gig supporting The Cure.
Then there were the speakers at a club in Manchester, but that wasn’t really our fault because I was outside the DJ box at the time, turning the knobs up with my foot and didn’t realise we’d blown all the speakers in the box.
I later discovered that during all this, Sauce had been thrown out of the club altogether for hanging off the lighting rig monkey-style. I didn’t even notice he wasn’t next to me. That was the best last 20 minutes of a set yet.
The pair are popular on the UK’s gay scene, once appearing on the cover of London paper Boyz. Asked why he thinks they appeal to the gays, Fader said it’s probably because I can crack a walnut between my butt cheeks.
Asked if gay crowds are any different to play to from straight crowds, his reply: Less hair.
They love playing in Australia, which isn’t as full of chin-strokers as somewhere like London.
In Australia, every club’s like an indoor festival. People aren’t afraid to rock out and properly get into it. It’s great.
And no-one ever goes to bed. The whole concept of the -˜recovery’ is unique to you antipodeans. But it’s a beautiful one.